Polaroid of last night’s gig at The Devonshire Arms in Ulverston, Cumbria.
Photograph of daisies taken outside my house and inverted.
Had the pleasure of meeting Alexa Chung at the Victoria and Albert museum in London the other week!
Outfit from the other night. Had been eyeing up American Apparel’s leather a-line skirt in a blue/teal colour online only to be horrified that it was made from lambs leather! It’s disgustingly worrying to think about how many other products could be made from a baby animal? Ugh. Anyways, I found a similar one in Topshop using fake leather, very happy! Made a little pact with myself to try and refrain from buying leather from now on, should be possible considering Dr Martens use vegan leather for some of their shoes now! Thinking other fashion houses should start following in there footsteps…
Hand-drawn sketch today of a fashion editorial in issue 15 of Lula magazine. Original photography by Damon Heath, styling by Leith Clarke, model Hannah Holman @ Ford models. Sketched using HB pencil, levels edited in Adobe photoshop as well as duplicated layers and altered opacity.
Topshop Playsuit, Topshop Fedora and MAC lipstick in ‘Diva’ which I recently lost on a night out but WILL be replacing soon because it is amazing.
Returned back from BST Festival, Hyde Park last week seeing both Arcade Fire and Wild Beasts in one day. What. a. show.
A few initial experiments combining photography with pressed flowers. I have also altered the hue/saturation in some samples. Photograph taken last week in London outside of my hotel window.
FMP FINAL EXHIBITION SPACE: BSFC SS/14 FASHION SHOW.
FMP HOLIDAY WORK DAY 36 REFLECTION
Today is my final reflection posted onto my tumblr account of my FMP as my deadline is due tomorrow afternoon. Today I have managed to gather final equipment for my exhibition space, begin making lanyards, finish off journal work and complete a final evaluation. I am happy with my final plan for my exhibition space and feel well prepared for setting up tomorrow. I also feel that I have completed my work to a good quality within my time-scale. Tomorrow I plan on setting up my exhibition space ready for marking, finishing off lanyards and adding some more to my visuals ready for the fashion show in four days time.
FMP HOLIDAY WORK DAY 34 AND 35 REFLECTION
Over the past two days I have turned my attention to organising the fashion show of FAD’s exhibition evening. As intended in my statement of intent, I have started gathering models, garments, music and producing a running order of the show. I have also started to produce visuals to accompany models on the catwalk with titles which help the audience know which garments/collections belong to who and which group. I plan to have my visuals finished two days before the show so that a full rehearsal can be practised with visuals and accurate music. As well as this, I also began gathering things for my exhibition space today such as fake flowers, fabric and picture frames. I still plan on getting lanyards and an arch for my exhibition, however, I am finding it difficult to find one and so may need to rearrange my exhibition plan the day before it is due up if I have been unsuccessful. Tomorrow, I plan on gathering final things for my exhibition space, adding more to my visuals for the fashion show and finishing off any journal work such as sticking photos in.
FMP HOLIDAY WORK DAY 31, 32 AND 33 REFLECTION
Over the past three days of Wit Week, I have sketched ideas of what I would like my exhibition space to look like inside my journal. I experimented with different features in my space and also different layouts. To then support these sketches, I started to experiment with putting my work in my space to see how it would look. As well as this, I wanted to think about how I was going to present my film before it’s showing at the fashion show which is taking place after visitors have browsed the exhibitions. I decided that the best method was to create a ‘banner’ to show onscreen before the show. After the show, my film can then be played on a loop for visitors to look at again. I plan over the next few days to draw up a final design and begin buying things needed for my exhibition evening. (Shopping list inside journal.) I now have under a week until all my work has to be in, although I still have quite a lot of work to do such as final plans for my exhibition, producing my exhibition, creating extra visuals for the fashion show (supported by my earlier research and developments) as well as producing a final evaluation, I still think that it is all achievable if I work hard into my own time this week.
FMP COLLEGE DAY 28, 29 AND 30 REFLECTION
Over the past three days and the remainder of the college week, I have created my final three make-up maps/illustrations using watercolours, white cotton fabric and free-hand machine stitch. Although quite time consuming, I am happy with the finished results as they reflect my ‘Art in Fashion’ theme well whilst linking to my fashion film therefore they will look good when presented with my film for my final exhibition. As I have now completed all of my available college days for my project, I now plan to do any remaining work during my own time. I would like to do a full reflection of my project documented inside my journal this weekend then begin planning my exhibition space as well as the fashion show next week.
FMP COLLEGE DAY 27 REFLECTION
Today I produced some design ideas in the style of my studied artists. I thought it was better to keep the base of my illustrations the same and change the make-up looks/colour scheme instead which was often the reality with my studied artists’ work. All of my processes are documented inside my journal. I decided in the end that creating three make-up maps was apt as it would give me some extra time to complete the rest of my project. I also found that three A3 sized make-up maps fit nicely onto a large grey board which I will use to present my project. Over this week, I plan to create these three designs using watercolour, white cotton fabric and stitch as tested in my development work.